Lunch Box Special Recipe
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Lunch Box Special Recipe

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Dates, orange juice and apples bring zest and crunch to the plain old peanut butter sandwich. —Bernice Morris, Marshfield, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped apples
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped dates, optional
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional
  • 8 slices bread

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 401 calories, 18g fat (4g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 419mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 5g fiber), 13g protein


  1. In a small bowl, combine peanut butter and orange juice until blended. Add the apples and dates or walnuts if desired. Spread on four slices of bread; top with remaining bread. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Lunch Box Special in Taste of Home April/May 1995, p54

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Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

"My children did not like it."

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